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it will pay 90% of the cost and installation. >>> it is first lady michelle obama's big night at the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina. on this first night of business she's joined by a group of big names from our area. fox 5's tom fitzgerald is following it all, maryland and virginia sharing some of that spotlight tonight. >> you look at this schedule. this stands to be the most maryland and virginia centric night of the democratic convention. in addition to the first lady maryland governor martin o'malley, house minority leader steny hoyer and former virginia governor tim kaine have all addressed the crowd and o'malley is making his second appearance now. their messages all echo each other. in their words the country is making progress and from their perspective this onvention is important to returning barack obama to the white house. >> while we've made progress we still have a long way to go and we'll only get there if we elect leaders who put results over ideology. i support president obama because he's that kind of a leader. >> in these times of
campaigns in harrisonburg, virginia. >>> first lady michelle obama in virginia today in downtown richmond. she also speak to supporters at university of mary washington in fredericksburg. president obama is going for another win in the state. four years ago he became the first democratic presidential candidate to carry the state in 44 years. >>> the president meantime campaigned in colorado today marking his ninth trip to that battleground state this year. colorado is considered a must win state with nine electoral votes. president obama spoke at a grassroots event telling supporters it's the education in america that makes dreams come true. >> let's face it. a mixed kid from hawaii born to a single mom is not likely to become president of the united states. but in america it can happen because of education. because somebody gave me opportunity. >> a new poll shows the president is gaining support in colorado. the first poll since the democratic national convention gives the president a five- point lead. >>> up next the big apple officially bans sugary drinks, but the controversial decisi
think bridged the enthusiasm gap for democrats is the buildup of the three days. michelle obama was scintillating. bill clinton delivered what may have been the most effective convention address in the modern history of american politics and then barack obama capped it off with a very good speech. you could see the enthusiasm in that room and even before the polls registered the obama speech the gallup poll did show a bump for obama and did show him for the first time since the killing of osama bin laden his approval rating of 52%. >> i'm just curious how important as a historian overall are these conventions to future presidencies? they seem to be a blip and oftentimes a coronation for die hards in that particular party. >> you see the water spiraling down in the bathtub. these conventions have spiraled down in importance. they used to nominate candidates. they don't. they used to have lively substantive debates over platform. they don't. they used to make rules. nobody cares about rules, so they're now simply three-day long infomercials and that's why you folks in the media co
just a few days after republicans dropped their balloons in tampa. first lady michelle obama got a first look at the convention podium she'll be speaking from tuesday. president obama stayed on the campaign trail. >> i've got one piece of advice for you about the romney/ryan game plan, ohio. pump it away. it won't work. >> reporter: at a labor union rally in toledo with auto and steelworkers the president said a mitt romney presidency would hurt the middle class. >> you could choose to give massive new tax cuts on folks who have already made it or you can choose my plan. >> reporter: the labor message continued in michigan as vice president biden kept up the anti-republican attack in detroit. >> they view you, the working women and men of america, as the problem. we view you and know you to be the solution in america. >> reporter: but as democrats hammered republicans on the road gop vice presidential candidate paul ryan responded in their own convention state of north carolina. >> we can either choose to stay on the path that we are on, a path of debt, a path of doubt and dec
looking and, you know, i'm a victim. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama addressing the convention opening nature. san antonio mayor julian castro delivers the keynote address. >>> vice president biden made campaign stops in other battle ground states today. in wisconsin biden called mitt romney a rich guy who is out of touch with ordinary americans claiming romney is out of touch and he'd force the middle class to pay more in taxes so wealthy people can pay less. >> these guys say president obama is out of touch? whoa. how many of you all have a swiss bank account? untold millions in the cayman islands? how many of you if you run across a refusal let the american people see your tax runs? >> biden also headed to detroit to speak at the union rally on labor day. >>> on the rep side develop vice presidential nominee paul ryan -- republican side gop vice presidential nominee paul ryan taking some time off to watch some college football watching his alma mater miami, ohio take on ohio state yesterday. >> the fact that he's here at ohio state, we will welcome him with open arms. >> i p
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